Little wonder 17-fret tenor $ 1,79900 only 7 lbs, the little wonder banjo is a traditional style instrument, with a sweetness and purity of tone that gives both the professional and beginning banjoist a fabulous sounding banjo that is light, fast and easy to play. Any model f-v or vega banjo with serial #s between 52669 and 52684 (a 15 number range), when the switch from fairbanks banjo, made by vega stamp to the made by vega stamp seems to have occurred vega serial #s between 99369 and 99686, when the switch from the vega stamp to printed yellow labels seems to have occured. Vega made very few 5-string banjos in that era, and those models were marketed as the “regent” banjo the dowel stick/neck break looks like it can be readily restored with good hands, and this conversion instrument might fetch $500 or more when reconditioned. Fairbanks & vega banjos, dating & identifying q: what years was the flower pot headstock inlay available on the tubaphone style 3, 5 string banjo dl a: roughly 1909 to 1913, the last serial number seen was 30441.
Easily clip, save and share what you find with family and friends easily download and save what you find dear twitpic vega banjo serial number dating – thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. In the vega martin shop files, banjo sn 916 is a vvi-p (vega vox style 1 plectrum) resonator banjo made in 1974 in nazareth, pa plectrum 4 stringers have 22 frets compared to the tenors that have 17 to 19 frets. About the banjo 1930 vega vegaphone professional 19 fret tenor banjo in pristine condition all original with matching serial number on rim and perch pole dating the banjo at 1930 beautiful sunburst finish to the neck and resonator with cadmium yellow celluloid side walls and maple bound pie-section to rear. Description (brief) this soloist vegaphone tenor banjo was made by the vega company in boston, massachusetts around 1929 it has 28 brackets, a maple neck with an ebony fingerboard with pearl position marks, patented brass top hoop and bracket band over a 7 lap sectional maple hoop, peghead with mother-of-pearl inlay, and a resonator made of five-ply figured maple.
The original partners were fred and cassie bacon and mr and mrs oliver winship the name variations included ‘bacon and day’ and ‘b&d’ for all the instruments co-developed by fred bacon and david day starting in 1923, models included: the silver bell, the super banjo and the blue bell. Ethics of dating former student -1 for misleadingly implying that the supposedly lifelong student-teacher relationship of a thesis ethics of dating former student dating vega banjo advisor and code of ethics students their former advisee has any relevance whatsoever. Vega style m tubaphone tenor banjo headstock inlays to the left the imperial torch design, usually seen with serial numbers dating from 1918 to 1922 to the right, the vega and vines or scrambled eggs inlay seen with serial numbers dating 1923 in to the early 30s.
L day to continue managing the line of vega-made fairbanks banjos but, when vega took over -- they continued the serial series completely consecutively -- with no gaps from year to year. More famous and much more popular (even today) than the vega phone series was the vega vox these models began in production in 1927, and were produced for many years, and through several changes in ownership of the vega co. Women wanting to get laid girls in namibia popular online dating site meetups speed dating orlando who pre number get expert tips to avoid a dangerous situation, amazing experience of my entire life and other pets adoption.
The simplest example is a backless banjo this example is one of the best - a deering-built vega senator, among the most expensive backless banjos you can buybut it illustrates the genre backless banjos typically have the least volume and sustain. I have a beautiful vintage vega 4 string banjo some of the other markings i have found include remo weather king - made in usa de luxe - grover. 3 what kind of strings came on my deering/goodtime banjo the most common gauge of strings used on any deering/goodtime/vega banjo is our private label factory light gauge strings made for us by dunlop manufacturing here in california the gauges are 10,11,13,21w,10. 1930 vega tubaphone guitar-banjo now here's a rare one it's an original vega tubaphone guitar-banjo built in 1930 (serial # 90274), this instrument was built at the tail-end of the banjo craze when musicians were re-discovering the guitar.
The web's largest inventory of 4-string tenor and plectrum banjos for sale, new and used. A classic vega long neck banjo, created with the inclusion of a vega tubaphone tone ring the solid brass bracket band is hand fitted to the violin grade three-ply rim this pot design gives the vega long neck banjo a round full tone that sustains with a pure and clear sparkle. Re: dating a vega cylinderback mandolin according the the list jim bollman complied, a serial number beginning with 869 would date to 1929 the serial number list was originally compiled for fairbanks banjos prior to and following vega's acquisition of fairbanks. Fairbanks & vega banjos, dating & identifying pictures, descriptions, articles, classified ads, history of vintage musical instruments vega banjos updated their cover photo.
The fairbanks/cole/vega company was one of the longest lasting banjo makers us dating their instruments must only be - approximate- , but that thanks to stuart j cohen and jim bollman for much of the information fairbanks and vega history and serial number charts both stuart and jim are major exponents and experts on the classic banjo, and have. Ever since, the pre-war gibson flathead banjo has been the axe of choice for the bluegrass banjo player it is my goal to provide a resource for people interested in the history of vintage banjos and also the re-creation of that desired old banjo tone, focusing on recordings of various banjos with different components and setups. A comprehensive reference of antique banjo makers vbm 28th june 2018: good luck to all and thanks for every one’s contributions, still looking for few pictures if you have them. Gibson mastertone banjos 19 18-194 4 a word about the dating of vintage gibson banjos.